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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Jul 29, 2006 10:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB vs GD

I have to agree. It was always a treat to see Jerry with his band. It was more rare and I always liked the intimacy of the shows. Also it was really all aboiut Jerry, the expectations were not so high, and he was able to really express himself more deeply. I'll never forget seeing him play in shorts ( His legs were so white, you had to wear sunglasses!!!) at the Honolulu Bowl and in the Hilo Civic Center on Earth Day in '90, he was all smiles for both shows.. What a treat!!! I still have the concert poster from those shows. I was also fortunate enough to catch him for 2 shows in one night when he played accoustic w/ Kahn at Macky Aud in CU Boulder, 1981 I think, that was a great intimate experience as well.

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Poster: rastaspaced Date: Jul 29, 2006 11:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: JGB vs GD

I only saw the Jerry Garcia Band one time on Vets day-11/11/94 at the Henry J in Oakland. (don't ask, i'd just had never gottin aroundtuit-and stupidity) And now I've listened to a few 77 shows and some 80's acoustic with John Kahn and an 88, 90 show. The dates right now are ba-ba-bing! outta memory! And I'm not at my own PC or collection to check. Songs like Mission in the Rain, Twist of Fate are relatively new to me(and blow me away much like a great Sella Blue/Standing on the Moon) I have the Shoreline DVD 9/1/90 and Jerry just beams and seems way more soulful and relaxed with his own band. The best Jerry I've heard on CD'z are with The Jerry Garcia Band imo